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Handbooks and Toolkits
Mobile Resource Pack to Support Remote Learning by UNICEF & The World Bank
A Joint UNICEF/World Bank publication provides a step-by-step guide on how to use mobile technology for remote learning. It features a “pedagogy-first” approach relying on mobile technology to improve children’s learning outcomes.
Data Governance Toolkit by NetHope
NetHope’s Data Governance Toolkit guides organizations through the step-by-step implementation of data governance best practices. The toolkit provides a framework, policy templates, roadmaps, and KPIs to support organizational data analysis efforts.
Toolkit for Measuring Digital Skills and Digital Literacy
The toolkit developed by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies is a good source of information on conceptualizing and measuring digital skills and digital literacy. The toolkit is a good starting point for the development of ICT4D indicators during program design or for their measurement during the evaluation stage.
Programme Planning Process
The PPP e-learning course aims to improve knowledge of the evolving global context of UNICEF country programming and enhance the skills for applying a systematic approach to the country programming process.
Technology Evaluation for Global Development
The course teaches how to evaluate technology’s suitability, scalability, and sustainability within a global development context.
Project Management for Development
This MOOC teaches best practices for managing projects that promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Design and Implementation of Digital Health Interventions
This course covers design, regulatory approaches, ethics, technology adoption, implementation, and strategy applied to digital health.
This micro-course teaches how to identify and classify risks in during the project design stage.
More free online courses for International Development professionals are available on the Tools4Dev webpage.
Numbeo is a database on world living conditions, cost of living, healthcare, pollution, etc. It has a great cost of living comparison calculator that could be a very useful source of information for program design or project appraisal.
Indikit is a free online tool that helps development and humanitarian professionals select, collect and analyze project indicators.
Digital Principles Indicator Library
This evaluation tool helps digital development professionals identify, collect and analyze evaluation metrics in ICT4D projects.
Gapminder is an educational visualization tool containing statistical information about international development trends. Its data animation and Dollar Street photo services are helpful tools for presentation and proposal development.
Business Model Sustainability Toolkit
This web portal helps ICT4D development professionals and organizations develop sustainability models for their digital products and services
Agriculture in the Digital Age
Database summarizing research on facilitators and barriers of digital interventions in agriculture. A great starting point for anyone looking to start the research or program design in the ICT4Ag space.
QuODA is a database comparing the quality of Official Development Assistance across 49 bilateral and multilateral agencies. This data could be useful for research on financing for Development, Aid Effectiveness, or political economy.
USAID’s DIV Portfolio
Searchable database containing information about development innovation projects funded by USAID. This is a great tool for partnership development and for project design inspiration.
Global Development Innovation Database
Global Development Innovation Database used to host more than 16,000 social impact innovations and projects. The database was retired in 2021. While not up to date, this database can be a great source of inspiration for the program design of new ICT4D projects.
Nothing from 8 June 2023 to 8 June 2024.
List of recent ICT4D Conferences
27 June 2022 – 1 July 2022 – Seattle, WA, United States
The International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) is a research conference that explores the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in global development. ICTD conferences have been held once every 18 months. While mostly tailored for researchers and academics this conferences this conference attracts a number of ICT4D practitioners interested in ICT4D-focused program design and evaluation.
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World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2022
30 May 2022 – 3 June 2022 – Geneva, Switzerland
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ICT for development community. The WSIS Forum 2022 started from 15 March onwards in a virtual format with the final week being held physically with enhanced remote participation from 30 May to 3 June 2022 at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, under the theme of ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience: WSIS Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs.
ICT4D for Malaria Elimination Conference
27-28 April 2022
An inclusive event for global health and digital development experts to advance knowledge exchange and build capacity on ICT4D to drive more impactful use of digital technology and data for malaria elimination.
9-10 March 2022 – Virtual Event
ICTforAg 2022 is a virtual conference offering focused on technical dialogue and fostering collaboration across the digital agriculture community.
Mobile World Congress 2022
28 February 2022 – 3 March 2022 – Barcelona
Mobile World Congress Barcelona is the biggest ICT/connectivity tradeshow in the world. It brings together mobile network operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors, content owners, and others interested in the future of tech. While organized mostly as a trade show MWC often features the work of GSMA’s Mobile for Development programs.
ICT4D Partnerships Conference 2022
25-27 January 2022 – Virtual Event
The ICT4D Partnerships Conference is a virtual event aimed at professionals involved in digital development, ICT4D, or partnerships for humanitarian response or global development goals. This includes representatives from non-profit organizations, charities, community-based organizations, private sector, entrepreneurs, consultancies, research institutions, academia, government agencies, policy makers, multi-lateral agencies, investors, donors, and/or development banks.
Global Digital Health Forum 2021
6-8 December 2021, Virtual Event
Global Digital Health Forum is the leading global industry networking and relationship-building opportunity for technology vendors, donors, researchers, government representatives, and implementing organizations working in low- and middle-income countries to advance public health outcomes to come together and share best practices, discuss emerging innovations, and network with each other.
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